| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Every year the county budgets for snow removal costs, and almost every year, the county spends more than the budgeted amount.
But not this year.
"This obviously was a milder winter than the last few," Howard County Director of Public Works Jim Irvin...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Just as they do every April, the fruit orchards at Larriland Farm have donned their spring finery.
The plum trees at the pick-your-own place in western Howard County sport brilliant white blossoms, while the peach trees are decked out in bright pink....
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:11 PM
A team of state prisoners is headed to the Cecil County town of Port Deposit to help clean up the mud and mess left behind from last week's flood, a state lawmaker said Tuesday.
During a meeting about prisons in Baltimore, State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The protective underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay have dropped to their lowest levels since 2006, according to the latest report from Maryland and Virginia scientists.
The scientists from the Chesapeake Bay Program, a regional partnership, view the...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
State inspectors say mosquito counts have tripled in parts of Baltimore County since heavy rains from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit the area.
"The mosquitoes on the wing now are quite annoying," said Mike Cantwell, chief of mosquito...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Almost on cue, just as Side Street Cafe owner Ozzie Mehdizadeh was speaking of his loyal customers and their sympathy while his restaurant was being refurbished after a September flood, one such customer emerged into the foyer of his restaurant with a...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Hazel Chung-Hood lives her life according to the elements.
It was one of them — water — that recently wreaked havoc on her life. Six weeks ago, waters from Tropical Storm Lee rose 2 feet in her backyard, nearly destroying the studio in the...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 11:09 AM
A week after flash floods sprung up all across Baltimore County, the lunch crowd on York Road was still pulling fruitlessly into the parking lot in front of Side Street Cafe.
But instead of a hefty serving of the familiar — including a greeting...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:50 AM
For more than 200 years, the massive white oak tree on the grounds of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Old Frederick Road in Mt. Airy has been a meeting place for church gatherings, a source of community pride and identity, and a regional landmark.
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Howard County has reversed its fortunes and will receive federal disaster relief funding for public damages caused by Tropical Storm Lee and the extensive flooding it caused in early September.
A county application for such funding previously had been...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:44 PM
A Halloween without pumpkins?
But before you race to the grocery store for canned pumpkin to mold into fall's favorite orange orb, consider this: While the soggy residents of Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont are facing a shortage of jack-...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:40 AM
Havre de Grace spent $28,409 on Hurricane Irene and $12,814 on Tropical Storm Lee, public works director Larry Parks reported at Monday night's city council meeting.
He said the city removed 46 truckloads of debris from the hurricane and 18 from the...